• 06-17-2009
    iliveonnitro
    Shameless plug for my racing season
    My #1 objective this year is the Tour of America's Dairyland. It's a stage race spanning 11 days and 10 races. I've trained (though not enough), I've tapered (though questionably well), and I will race the series.

    In fact, I will win the series :)

    If you'd like to follow my progress, or regress for that matter, I am updating my blog daily starting today. There is a series preview today, and tomorrow's epic Blue Mounds Road Race will be a highlight, for sure.

    For those of you interested, this is the proposed Olympic Road Race course for the 2016 games that might be held in Chicago. 2200ft of climbing in each 22mi lap. 44mi for the cat3's, plus another 0.2mi, 20% grade hill at the finish. A preview of the course can be found on the first video on this website: http://www.peloton-pix.com/

    James
    http://iliveonnitro.blogspot.com
  • 06-17-2009
    Wookiebiker
    Good luck....3 day stage races are enough for me :)
  • 06-17-2009
    Alex_Simmons/RST
    good luck! have a team working for you?
  • 06-18-2009
    Andrea138
    Cool! A couple of my former teammates stayed the night at my house a few days ago on their way from Dallas to Wisconsin for that race. Have fun & kick lots of butt!

    Oh yeah- and I did some riding up in Fond du Lac last year... it's gorgeous, and some of those steep hills really caught me off guard.
  • 06-18-2009
    Creakyknees
    Go get 'em kid.

    And +1 there is some awesome road bikery in WI. In the summer.
  • 06-18-2009
    Infini
    Good luck James!

    And thanks for posting the pictures from Ripon. Had quite a few with me in them
  • 06-22-2009
    Infini
    Saw your blog post today... Don't get too down on yourself. Even if your chances of overall are getting slimmer, there are still 6 stages left, which is a lot of time for good results.

    THINK POSITIVELY!!



    Here are some pictures from Grafton's Cat 3 race, for you or any lurkers... Don't think there are any of you in this set, James... but there will be a couple of you with some Manitowoc pic's when I get around to posting those.


    Category 3:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/7643448...7620287067460/




    Edit 6-23-09 -- here's the rest I had from Grafton:


    Masters 4-5:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/7643448...7620281623755/

    Women - Pro-1-2-3:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/7643448...7620284737545/
  • 06-22-2009
    Andrea138
    Get your head out of your "butt" & race like you know you can.


    (tough love :D)
  • 06-22-2009
    iliveonnitro
    Tomorrow is a road race with double points. I can make up some good ground if I do well.

    Thanks Andrea ;)
  • 06-22-2009
    iliveonnitro
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Infini
    Saw your blog post today... Don't get too down on yourself. Even if your chances of overall are getting slimmer, there are still 6 stages left, which is a lot of time for good results.

    THINK POSITIVELY!!



    Here are some pictures from Grafton's Cat 3 race, for you or any lurkers... Don't think there are any of you in this set, James... but there will be a couple of you with some Manitowoc pic's when I get around to posting those.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/7643448...7620287067460/


    Dude, this pictures are awesome. Did you take those?
  • 06-22-2009
    cpark
    Good luck in the road race.
  • 06-23-2009
    Infini
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by iliveonnitro
    Dude, this pictures are awesome. Did you take those?

    Yes, I did. Thanks
  • 06-23-2009
    Creakyknees
    I read your blog. Here's something you might consider: change your approach to the sprints. Away from the mindset of "find the right wheel/position leading into the sprint then jump" and toward the mindset of "jump 'em early and hard and turn my guts inside out to hold it"

    Like yesterday... the way you described that course, I'd have been on the leading edge of the crowd as they swamped the leaders w/ 2 corners to go, and jumped max to get a gap on that backstraight and drill it to the line.

    Just to consider.
  • 06-23-2009
    Andrea138
    ...coming from Mr. 2nd place...

    :D
  • 06-23-2009
    Creakyknees
    2nd beats 10th... and the boy is going for series points.
  • 06-23-2009
    Andrea138
    lighten up, old man- it was a joke!
  • 06-23-2009
    Creakyknees
    racing is serious bidness missy and don't you ferget it.
  • 06-23-2009
    MR_GRUMPY
    Just noticed that one of our "women" is in 5th in the overall.
    Did I mention she's a junior and only 16?
  • 06-23-2009
    Miiles
    Looks like you had a good day today, 3rd overall!

    Looking forward to the report on your blog.
  • 06-24-2009
    iliveonnitro
    I jumped from 7th to 3rd overall after taking 4th in this road race. I'm only 7 points behind 2nd place and I think I can take it soon.

    Sarge (1st place) is unstoppable now. I'll update my blog in ~30min. I couldn't move last night.
  • 06-24-2009
    Infini
    Zoom!!
    This is you, right?

    https://farm4.static.flickr.com/3331...e7ba7b7f_o.jpg


    https://farm4.static.flickr.com/3377...6de7162d_o.jpg


    Is that frame a HASA / Unbadged Kuota / Ebay special ?

    If you watched any of the Cat 4-5 race, I was the guy in the blue jersey who was off solo for 4-5 laps halfway through the race, and then with about 5 laps to go, bridged up to the 2-man break.

    https://farm3.static.flickr.com/2444...612b1a.jpg?v=0



    (Don't link to these pictures..... When I upload all the rest from today's race, I'll re-upload these pics and delete the files I'm linking to.. if you want to post them on your blog or something, save the files and use those)
  • 06-24-2009
    iliveonnitro
    Thanks, that is me. It was a pretty easy race today. 25.3mph average in 92 degree heat for 21 miles seemed like nothing after yesterday's 62mi in 95+ degrees.

    I came around Mike Gatz for 9th place. He got 12th, which mean's I'm only 4 points away from taking over 2nd overall. Sweet, and thanks for the pics.
  • 06-24-2009
    iliveonnitro
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by iliveonnitro
    Thanks, that is me. It was a pretty easy race today. 25.3mph average in 92 degree heat for 21 miles seemed like nothing after yesterday's 62mi in 95+ degrees.

    I came around Mike Gatz for 9th place. He got 12th, which mean's I'm only 4 points away from taking over 2nd overall. Sweet, and thanks for the pics.

    BTW, it's a Pedal Force ZX3.
  • 06-25-2009
    spade2you
    How many stages left? Git em!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • 06-25-2009
    Infini
    Including today's, there are 4 left. 3 Crits and one Road Race